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Change of SSID on an enterprise network

by sonubi02 / August 25, 2011 9:02 PM PDT

Hello,

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Your IT staff should have told you no.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 26, 2011 12:49 AM PDT

Since changing the SSID drops the network connection you can't push out a change to the machines.

Let's say no.
Bob

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Unlikely not to drop
by bill012 / August 26, 2011 1:05 AM PDT

If you actually CHANGE it you will drop. Some commercial AP have the ability to add multiple SSID to the same vlan. You could then run in parallel for a while and tell your uses to use the new one and then remove the old. A couple of brands of AP actually have a feature that allows you to not allow new sessions to a SSID but leave it active.

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That's an option.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 26, 2011 1:16 AM PDT
In reply to: Unlikely not to drop

IF and that's a big IF I could have multiple SSID I could have my IT staff push out the change to the new SSID and when enough time has passed (months?) then we could drop the old SSID.

Great idea.
Bob

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